Jan van der Laan
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The events in this game take place in June 1940. The USA were not at war at that particular moment. Still US units play a significant role in the fighting. Where do the Yanks come from and what are they doing in Great Britain in early June 1940?
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They were there on holiday.
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Jim O'Neill (Established 1949)
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Jan van der Laan wrote:
...what are they doing in Great Britain in early June 1940?

They are part of an expeditionary force (just like the BEF) whose sole raison d'être is to give American Customers a reason to buy the game.


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Est. 1949

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You will perhaps recall that, following the devastating air campaign against Britain during early May 1940, FDR responded to a personal appeal by Churchill to send troops to bolster British defences. Unfortunately, events moved very quickly and only the first wave units were in place by the time of the German invasion on 8th June. Some of those American troops were barracked close to Birkham Stokes, which proved fortunate for the village, although, as circumstances turned out, not fortunate enough.

I believe that many of those forces fought a determined rear guard action to protect the remaining assets of His Majesty's armed forces in their withdrawal into the Scottish Highlands.
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Derek is correct.


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Derek Long wrote:
You will perhaps recall that, following the devastating air campaign against Britain during early May 1940, FDR responded to a personal appeal by Churchill to send troops to bolster British defences. Unfortunately, events moved very quickly and only the first wave units were in place by the time of the German invasion on 8th June. Some of those American troops were barracked close to Birkham Stokes, which proved fortunate for the village, although, as circumstances turned out, not fortunate enough.

I believe that many of those forces fought a determined rear guard action to protect the remaining assets of His Majesty's armed forces in their withdrawal into the Scottish Highlands.
Stupid me, how could I have forgotten that. blush
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